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  • Regular Fitness Tips To Keep You Healthy And Fit
  • By Rupa Pathak           Expert Author Rupa Pathak

    Staying fit and healthy is a great way to improve your overall health and mental stability. It's a regular struggle for most people to stay fit. With a few motivation and practices, you easily can maintain your physical and mental fitness for years long. You will feel great once you take a step forward towards getting in perfect shape. A lot of people tend to spend their whole day eating all junks and watching TV. This is not encouraging when you are thinking of starting regular exercise to enhance your general health condition. Here, we've summed up a few effective tips to keep your body healthy and fit.
    Exercise daily:
    Come up with a daily schedule of exercise for at least an hour a day. Don't need to get yourself exhausted from running, cardio or HIIT workout sessions. You must include a few moderate activities to keep your body toned. Are you looking to burn extra pounds fast, an advanced level of cardio workout may help you the best. For example, going on a walk maintaining a brisk pace is really effective. If you feel difficulties to set up a suitable workout schedule, get a subscription at your local gym. Or maybe you don't get time to go to the gym while maintaining a busy daily routine. Don't worry. Consult with a physical trainer to make a suitable workout schedule for you.
    Try including physical activities in your daily jobs.
    When you are going to the supermarket, park your car at the farthest point to make yourself forced to walk those extra steps.
    • Opt for walking or biking to reach to your workplace instead of driving a car or boarding on a public vehicle.
    • Make sure you are jogging, walking and cycling daily to keep your lungs and heart healthy. Your speed doesn't matter here. You just need to keep your body strong and watch out the body pains or aches.
    Invest in a healthy diet plan:
    Once you have started with a daily workout routine, you may feel aches in the muscles but that means your body is adopting a better practice. Now, you need to concentrate on your meals. Make sure you keep your body hydrated. Also, you need to intake a decent amount of protein and other nutrients after each of the sessions of your workout routine. Protein helps to keep your muscles and rebuilding them while obstructing to gain fat.
    • Strictly avoid junks. Maybe your tongue is demanding a cheesy pizza a French fries over healthy food. A big no to all these pizzas, burgers, French fries, candies and sweets.
    • Include more fruits and fresh vegetables in your daily meals. For example, have an apple instead of a slice of pizza. Broccoli or other green vegetables keep our digestive system running.
    • Increase water intake. It's truly necessary to keep your body fit and healthy. 3-4 liters of water an average person should intake every day. It keeps our body clean, extracts toxin and improves the digestive system and thus the general immunity system.
    Naturazi Health will help you to decide on healthy food and other substitutions to keep your body strong and to develop the overall immunity system.
    Get a good sleep time every day:
    It's crucial to get at least 8 hours of sleep during the night. Good sleep helps our body to recharge and thus it can improve the general functionalities as well. You will feel more energetic after a tight sleep.
    These are the most important factors that decide a person's overall physical health and inner strength. Now, it's your duty to maintain a healthy daily routine to remain in shape and healthy for years.
    The author is an experienced and expert in writing health and wellness articles and she is writing lots of health articles for several years. She truly can justify Naturazi Health and wellness products with her amazing writing skills.


    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/10299094


  • COVID-19: Antiparasitic Offers Treatment Hope
    • June 12, 2020


    antiparasitic medication for COVID-19

    Story at-a-glance

    • Recent data show a single dose of Ivermectin, an antiparasitic medication used since 1981, could kill 99.8% of the virus in 48 hours
    • The drug was used with a single dose of Doxycycline, an antibiotic, in 60 patients with confirmed COVID-19; all recovered in four days
    • Researchers urge caution moving forward and warn people not to use drugs designed for veterinary use
    • You have options to help prevent illness, including making sure that you have healthy levels of vitamin D
    • Read more: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/06/12/antiparasitic-medication-offers-hope-for-covid-19.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art2HL&cid=20200612Z1&et_cid=DM560702&et_rid=892562884


  • Why COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects the Elderly
    • June 12, 2020


    age of coronavirus fatalities

    Story at-a-glance

    • While the mortality rate for COVID-19 varies around the world, one trend is clear: The infection disproportionately affects the elderly, with those over the age of 75 making up the bulk of the deaths
    • Adults over 65 years of age represent 80% of hospitalizations and have a 23-fold greater risk of death than those under 65
    • In addition to age, underlying health conditions are primary risk factors that raise your risk of death from COVID-19
    • More than 80% of deaths have occurred in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and live-in rehab centers. More than 90% of such residents have at least one chronic disease and more than 70% have two conditions
    • Additional factors that make the elderly more susceptible to dying is an aging immune system, excessive calorie intake and epigenetic changes that occur with age, specifically the dysregulation of the epigenome and changes in glycosylation  
    • read more: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/06/12/age-of-coronavirus-fatalities.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200612Z1&et_cid=DM560702&et_rid=892562884


  • The Coronavirus And Its Spread Through Information Suppression
  • By James A 

    Like everyone else I've been bombarded with news and information concerning the "Coronavirus". Can't help feel the pressure from this viral outbreak when you walk into a supermarket and there's no toilet paper. Every type of paper fit to wipe yourself is gone from a panic that is created only by people who live their lives in a panic. There's absolutely no shortages of anything except the shortages that are being created by the panicked people who are hoarding for no good reason. This hoarding causes people who are not panicked to hoard also.
    Of course the "Coronavirus" came to the United States via naturalized immigrants who went to Wuhan China to visit their families. Most likely these naturalized U.S. Citizens brought to the United States the virus along with their family members from Wuhan China on visa's as the Chinese government canceled all domestic flights in China but let international flights out of Wuhan China proceed. News reports did state many U.S. Citizens of Chinese heritage were sickened with the Coronavirus in and out of the United States.
    There's many Chinatown's in the United States and what I'm noticing is all the heavy outbreaks of this virus are in large cities with a Chinatown and heavily populated areas near large bodies of water. Tourism is big time through Chinatowns in the U.S. so it's not a surprise the virus is in every town and city across the United States.
    I already know positively that most if not all flu viruses come from China and this has already been established. It's been reported that U.S. drug representatives go to China each year before the flu season and get a sample of the flu virus and create a flu vaccine before the flu virus migrates to the United States. Some years the flu vaccines created are great and some years the vaccine created is inadequate.
    Because of the suppression of the spread by the Chinese government and the U.S. democrat party thousands of people worldwide are now deceased. The Chinese want to save face for their deadly blunder and the U.S. democrat party want China to be apart of their globalization efforts no matter what. It's understood now even by the most relaxed democrats that the democrat party is leaning towards a communist type of government and their media is pushing the false understanding that full government control can create solutions the democrat party never was able to achieve under Barack Obama's 8 years in the presidency with a democrat stranglehold of congress.
    The laboratory in Wuhan China where it's said the Coronavirus came from is located next to a large river. The Coronavirus seems to do well in moist climates next to large bodies of water. Really large outbreaks are in coastal regions of the United States and near waterways. Las Vegas I expected to have a large outbreak as New York because of the massive tourism and the Chinatown there but there's only 3000 cases with 139 deaths countywide (Clark County) due to the dry climate in my own opinion where moisture evaporates soon after leaving a persons mouth.
    The desert southwest is very dry naturally even when it rains and except for some cases (under 500 infections and under 200 deaths) in the big counties of Clark (Las Vegas, NV.), Maricopa (Phoenix, AZ.) and Pima (Tucson, AZ.) which have massive tourism and immigrants the desert southwest maybe the best place to be during this Coronavirus outbreak, just stay out of the 3 cities listed above.
    Quote From Sciencing: Another characteristic of a dry climate is that evaporation is often greater than precipitation. This results in a climate that lacks ground moisture due to the low average rainfall and rapid evaporation of the precipitation that does fall.
    What I'm saying is the droplets that are ejected while talking and sneezing dry up really fast in the desert southwest whereas droplets that are ejected in coastal cities stay moist for 2 or more hours. The north central United States and Alaska have the fewest Coronavirus outbreaks but that appears to be due to the lack of huge population centers, chinese immigrants and tourism.
    As for shutting down the United States I guess it had to be done since very few face masks were available for public use. I surely hope the United States government will pull as much critical and non critical manufacturing as they can out of China and back to the United States. The governors and federal government could have saved United States Citizens a lot of pain and hardship if they had given away free face masks to everyone in the country. Shutting down the economy had to be done to save lives since past elected leaders gave United States manufacturing away.
    Opening the United States economy back up and containing the spread of the Coronavirus should be done through "Face Masks". Many people I see already have and wear face masks but many do not. A law requiring everyone to wear face masks, "? " as a health concern measure wouldn't be bad if free or affordable face masks were available for the working poor and homeless. Unintentionally making someone else sick isn't a crime but should be kept to a minimum. The police will have a rough time identifying criminals but the virus will die out. The Chinese government hoarded over two billion face masks and I'm betting everyone in Wuhan China was given one. Two Trillion dollars were spent in the United States to shore up businesses and families and I expect it would have been less expensive with no harm to the economy if the United States government had enough face masks to give to people in Coronavirus break out areas.
    People who are young and naturally have an intake of the daily percentage value of the vitamin "Zinc" which is 15mg most likely will repel and not contract the Coronvirus. Zinc is a natural deterrent of the Coronavirus and older people most likely do not absorb enough of this mineral or do not take a supplement. I heard our president "Donald Trump" say he has to import more Zinc in a short statement as he was walking out of one of his daily Coronavirus briefings. I myself already am vitamin heavy because of medical conditions that plague me. "Zinc" has been a regular with me for years now along with other vitamins. A person can still contract the Coronavirus taking Zinc but Zinc is a big time deterrent the Coronavirus cannot survive with.
    The economy should be kept closed in areas and I mean areas of high outbreaks that should be given face masks for everyone to wear. Areas of light outbreaks should be given face masks also but keep the area economies open. Areas with no outbreaks should be let to operate freely. The economy has to be restarted and as long as face masks are keeping the Coronavirus from being ejected from a persons mouth there's no harm no foul. It's said that many Coronavirus carriers do not exhibit symptoms so a face mask over everyone's airways stopping droplet ejections seems to be the likely cure until the Coronavirus dies out naturally due to not being able to spread.


    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/10287253


  • Tips to Enhance Body Immunity

  • By Dr. Pran Rangan   Expert Author Dr. Pran Rangan

    In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the people have been taking the required precautions like the use of mask, social distancing, minimal personal interactions, etc. Despite the observance of these measures, it is quite important that one should possess good immunity to fight the new Corona virus infection and other illnesses.
    The immune system is essential for our survival. Without it our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more. It keeps us healthy as we come across a large number of pathogens.
    It is spread throughout the body and involves many types of cells, organs, proteins, and tissues. It has special ability to distinguish our tissue from foreign tissue. Dead and faulty cells are also recognized and cleared away by it.
    If it encounters a pathogen, a bacterium, virus, or parasite, it mounts a so-called immune response. An immune response is a reaction which occurs in our body for the purpose of defending against foreign invaders. A toxin or other foreign substance, which induces an immune response in the body thereby producing antibodies, is called antigen.
    Central to its ability to mobilize a response to an invading pathogen, toxin or allergen is its ability to distinguish self from non-self. The host uses both innate and adaptive mechanisms to detect and eliminate pathogenic microbes.
    Innate immunity is the defense system with which we are born. Innate immunity involves barriers that keep harmful materials from entering our body. These barriers form the first line of defense in the immune response.
    If pathogens successfully evade the innate response, we possess a second layer of protection, the adaptive immune system, which is activated by the innate response. It adapts its response during an infection to improve its recognition of the pathogen. This response is retained after the pathogen has been eliminated in the form of an immunological memory, which allows the adaptive immune system to mount faster and stronger attacks each time this pathogen is encountered.
    Tips to enhance immunity -
    The following are important tips that will help us to enhance our immunity:
    Have an adequate sleep -
    Sleep and immunity are closely linked. During sleep, the immune system releases proteins called cytokines. Certain cytokines need to increase when we have an infection or inflammation, or when we are under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines. In addition, infection-fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when we don't get enough sleep.
    It is normally recommended that adults should aim to get 7 or more hours of sleep each night, whereas teens need 8-10 hours and younger children and infants up to 14 hours.
    Eat more whole plant foods -
    Whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that may give you an upper hand against harmful pathogens by boosting immunity. By eating all different colors of plant-based foods, we are more likely to get a strong and varied nutritional profile. In fact, whole foods, plant-based diet contains 64-times the amount of immunity-boosting antioxidants compared to a diet that includes meat and dairy.
    Eat healthy oil -
    Healthy fats like olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil and foods rich in omega-3s are highly anti-inflammatory. Since chronic inflammation can suppress our immune system, these fats may naturally combat illnesses. A low-level inflammation is a normal response to stress or injury.
    Reduce stress -
    The stress suppresses it, increasing susceptibility to colds and other illnesses. It is difficult to define stress. Most scientists studying the relationship of stress and immune function, however, do not study a sudden, short-lived stressor; rather, they try to study more constant and frequent stressors known as chronic stress.
    Do regular exercise -
    The regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living. Just like a healthy diet, exercise can contribute to a healthy immune system. It may contribute by promoting good circulation, which allows its cells and substances to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
    Stop smoking -
    Smoking can suppress it because nicotine can lead to decreased neutrophilic phagocytic activity. It can also inhibit the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) thus impairing the ability of neutrophils to kill pathogens. Within the lungs, smoking triggers a release of inflammatory agents that lead to persistent chronic inflammatory syndrome.
    Meditate daily -
    It has been found that the benefit we experience from meditation isn't strictly psychological; there is a clear and quantifiable change in how our bodies function. Meditation is one of the restorative activities that may provide relief for our immune systems, easing the day-to-day stress of the body.
    Limit added sugar -
    When we eat a big dose of sugar, we temporarily damp down our immune system's ability to respond to challenges. The effect lasts for several hours. So if you eat sweets several times a day, it may be perpetually operating at a distinct disadvantage. Further eating sugary foods can produce excessive inflammation that serves no useful purpose but promotes aging and disease.
    The bottom line -
    Our immune system is essential for our survival. Our lifestyle can affect how well it can protect us from germs, viruses, and chronic illnesses. Replacing bad health habits with good ones can help keep it healthy. The above tips if followed adequately can go a long way toward strengthening our immunity.
    Our immune system is crucial for our survival since it helps us protect from myriads of illnesses. Our lifestyle is closely linked to our immunity. By adopting the tips mentioned in the article, we can enhance our immunity.


    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/10294999


  • Living With Novel Corona Virus or Covid 19
  • By Kaliyath Achutha Kumar 

    The human world has just gone almost upside down. The recent pandemic has grabbed the everyday life of humans' by the throat, and this happened all of a sudden. Fear has emerged from the darkness and has proliferated within the entire globe very swiftly, and this has paralyzed the routine works of humans. The Novel Corona Virus has brought in very many novel ways along with it, which were unknown to humans hitherto, rather neglected by them.
    Now, many say that from now onwards, there will be a pre and post Novel Corona Virus era.
    But, will humans become novel because of Novel Corona Virus? If we learn the essence of this painful pandemic, then we will see the emergence of a welcoming world on the other side of this heartbreak! On the other hand, if the lesson remains unread, then for sure, it will breed enmity between nations, which will take the world to novel confrontations.
    Let's hope for the best to happen. Let us have a bit of optimism and look forward to a better human society where there are no religious, caste, or racial discriminations.
    Living With Novel Corona Virus or Covid 19 - Precautions
    • Be hygienic always, anywhere, and at all costs. Maintaining personal hygiene is imperative.
    • Whenever you move out, wear a face mask; for common use, a two-layered cloth mask is better. You can reuse the same after washing. You can also make it at home.
    • While wearing and removing masks, you must take double care; you must not touch the middle portion by hand; always, hold the string for wearing and removing.
    • Don't place your mask carelessly here or there, after use. Always take it to your bathroom if washable and wash it with soap or detergent immediately. If it is a 'one-time' use mask, you must wash it in the same manner and put it in a plastic bag and then to the garbage bag. You can also cut the same into one or two pieces, as this will prevent somebody using the same again. After removing the mask, you must wash your hands.
    • Remember, when you are out of your home, you won't know whether the person near you is a Novel Corona Virus carrier. This practically means that your entire body is unhygienic and hence, never allow your hands to touch vulnerable parts of your body such as nose, eyes, and mouth.
    • Always take a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you; this will be of great help to you when you are on the move.
    • Forget about the handshake greeting; don't greet by a handshake; instead, you can just fold your hands and nod your head. This is the best form of greeting.
    • Sanitize your hands more often; when you are at home, you can use soap.
    • It's always good to take warm foods and drinks.
    • Maintain individual distance; at least three feet away from another person.
    • It's sensible to stay away from crowded places, in any case, for these initial periods.
    • Clean your hands and feet when you reach your home or workplace.
    • When you reach your home, you must enter inside only after washing your feet. Straight away, you must have your bath.
    • Take protein-rich food, which will make your resistance-level up and will enhance the overall immunity power.
    • Do physical exercises regularly, which will help our body metabolism.
    • Get in touch with a practicing physician if you feel something wrong with your body. Never attempt to do self medication.
    Finally, we must learn the lesson taught by this Novel Corona Virus that human life is so fragile, and it can collapse even by a minute virus, which is not visible by the human naked-eye. Hence, we must throw away the hatred that we were carrying hitherto and must love one another. Let us become Novel Human Beings.
    Kaliyath Achutha Kumar is a freelance article writer. Leave a message if you want to contact him. Presently, he writes articles and guest posts for a reputed SEO Company and does editing work for another SEO Company.


    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/10289413


  • Anemia & Diabetes: A Vicious Circle

  • Dr. Julian Whitaker

    01/15/2020

    If you’re feeling weak and easily fatigued for no good reason, ask your doctor about testing for anemia. Although these symptoms could have any number of causes, anemia is a fairly common one. This is especially true for women who are pregnant or of childbearing age, vegetarians, Blacks, Hispanics, and people over age 65, as these groups have an above-average risk of developing anemia.
    There’s another high-risk group that’s often overlooked, despite the fact that it comprises 30 million Americans—people with diabetes. Anemia affects 25 percent of those with diabetes, compared to just 5–6 percent of the general population, and oftentimes it’s undiagnosed.

    ABCs of Anemia

    Anemia is a condition in which the number of healthy red blood cells is too low to deliver adequate oxygen to the tissues. Common causes include:
    • Iron deficiency. Iron is an essential element in hemoglobin, the protein that transports oxygen in red blood cells.
    • Blood loss. This includes monthly menstrual cycles, which is why younger women are at increased risk.
    • Vitamin B12/folate deficiencies. These vitamins are required for the production of red blood cells. Deficiencies are most common in older people who have trouble absorbing B12 from food.
    • Inherited conditions. Genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia result in fragile red blood cells.
    • Destruction of red blood cells. Hemolytic anemia occurs when red blood cells are destroyed faster than they are made.
    • Inadequate or faulty production of red blood cells. This is a rare but very serious condition called aplastic anemia.
    Although any of these factors can contribute to anemia, research suggests that a primary link between diabetes and anemia is diabetic kidney disease.

    Diabetes, Anemia & Your Kidneys

    Iron, vitamin B12, and folate aren’t the only prerequisites for red blood cell production. Erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone made in the kidneys, is also required. If EPO output falters, the bone marrow cannot manufacture enough red blood cells to meet the body’s demands, and anemia develops.
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  • The Importance of Muscle in Healthy Aging
  • Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

    March 14, 2020


     Story at-a-glance

    • The older you get, the more important your muscle mass becomes. Not only are strong muscles a requirement for mobility, balance and the ability to live independently, but having reserve muscle mass will also increase your chances of survival during illness and hospitalization
    • Age-related loss of muscle mass is known as sarcopenia, and if you don’t do anything to stop it you can expect to lose about 15% of your muscle mass between your 30s and your 80s
    • While declines in muscle mass and strength are relatively well-synchronized in the 35- to 40-year-old group, strength dramatically drops off as you get into the 75-year-old and over groups, with 85-year-olds seeing dramatic declines in strength and function relative to the decline in muscles size
    • Research shows the strongest one-third of the population over 60 have a 50% lower death rate than the weakest
    • Research shows aerobic exercise in isolation reduces your all-cause mortality by 16% and strength training-only reduces it by 21%, whereas if you do both, you reduce your all-cause mortality by 29%
    The older you get, the more important your muscle mass becomes. Not only are strong muscles a requirement for mobility, balance and the ability to live independently, but having reserve muscle mass will also increase your chances of survival1 when sick or hospitalized.

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  • Lose Belly Fat Quicker and Build Muscle With This Six-Pack Diet
  • By Troy Van Spanje                         Expert Author Troy Van Spanje

    An eating plan to double your fat loss without missing any muscle-building nutrients. This is a good way to start your diet with this recipe that is very easy to follow. This very much suitable for every type of person for every type of activities each may have.
    There are so many benefits of eating healthy it may be difficult to summarize all of them. But even though people already know how beneficial it is to eat good diet, there are still many who are struggling with their existing diet. Just how beneficial is a good and healthy food intake and why should people eat the healthy kinds of foods?
    Follow this easy diet and start feeling healthy and strong! This will definitely change and impact your life for the better and achieve more!
    Greens
    Loaded with vitamins, greens will balance out your hormones and transfer protein right where it's needed. Also very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. That's good news if you're watching your blood sugar.
    Morning
    3 asparagus spears
    Lunch
    2 handfuls spinach
    Afternoon
    2 handfuls broccoli
    Before bed
    500ml greens drink (Green Vibrance Powder)
    Protein
    To compensate for the calorie deficit you're creating, you need a lot of protein. Split it across the day and aim for 1g per 0.5kg of your bodyweight. Below is a breakdown for the average 80kg man.
    Morning
    3 boiled eggs
    Afternoon
    2 chicken breasts
    Evening
    1 rump steak
    1 handful kidney beans
    Any time
    1 protein shake
    Total protein: 160g
    Fats
    Fat doesn't actually make you fat. Refined carbs are to blame for the podge around your middle. Healthy fats fuel your training, encourage muscle growth and, crucially, teach your body to burn fat for energy.
    Morning
    1 handful cashews
    1 tsp coconut oil
    Lunch
    1 avocado
    Evening
    1/2 handful mozzarella
    Before bed
    1 tbsp almond butter
    Total fats: 83g
    Carbs
    Yes, you need to cut back on these to build six-pack abs, but most of the carbs you do put away you'll eat before bed. That's right: this improves sleep quality and recovery, reducing cortisol and body fat. Here's what you should tuck into each day.
    Morning
    Handful blueberries
    Lunch
    1 banana
    Evening
    Large spoon sweet potato mash
    apple
    Total carbs: 123g


    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9868243


  • Acupuncture for Relieving Chronic Pain
  • By Jexy Rodriguez                Expert Author Jexy Rodriguez

    Many people learn to live with chronic pain and do not consult a specialist to help relieve the daily ailments. In some cases, ignorance of the pathology or the widespread belief that aging means to live with pain, many do not receive the appropriate treatment capable of subtracting pain, slow the evolution of the pathology and, therefore, improve their quality of life.
    Currently, we are living in a new era in medicine, since the alternative medicine is added to the traditional medicine, which combined to achieve better results in the inhibition of chronic pain. One of those techniques, which is gaining adherents every day, is acupuncture.
    Acupuncture is effective in 49 diseases and disorders
    This traditional Chinese technique arises from the conception of the body as a network of interconnected points through which energy flows. When there is a blockage or stagnation of that energy in the canal, it is when the pain occurs.
    The acupuncture is to stimulate anatomical locations on the skin through the insertion of thin metal needles. Their placement in specific areas of the body called acupuncture points, allow better electrical conduction which is capable of provoking biological responses in the patient. In this way, they (acupuncturists) provoke stimuli in the nervous, hormonal and immune system that manage to restore the body to a state of equilibrium.
    Such is its effectiveness, that the World Health Organization has described this technique as an effective option against pain. In addition, it is effective in at least 49 diseases and disorders. Especially, it has demonstrated great benefits in the treatment of low back pain, postoperative pain, and fibromyalgia, neuropathic, joint and musculoskeletal pain. It also acts on hormonal and nervous system levels.
    Although it is a simple and painless technique, it is not completely innocuous, special care should be taken in pregnant patients, in infected areas, patients with blood clotting problems or serious neurological or psychiatric disorders. Even so, it is necessary to go to the pain specialist beforehand, who will determine the suitability of alternative medicine in the case of each patient.
    Benefits of Acupuncture
    Acupuncture has been shown to have benefits in the treatment of chronic pain, but also in many other aspects, such as improvement in physical recovery, digestion or reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression. It has also been seen as improving the circulation of blood since it regulates the blood flow favoring the contribution of nutrients and oxygen in the body.
    This method of traditional Chinese medicine has been used for several years in different hospitals throughout Europe and U.S and has already begun to be implemented in some centers in the Middle East for treating chronic pain and improve the quality of life of patients.
    Medications are often not enough to treat chronic pain, but there are alternative therapies that are showing success in dealing with this condition. Although the pain is supposed to be good because it warns us of injuries, infections or illnesses, it is not so useful when it never goes away.
    A better way to relieve pain
    Chronic pain can come from many causes, from migraines to cancer, and persist from a few months to live after injury or illness. It can disrupt sleep, because of depression and anxiety, lower libido, affect social relationships and affect memory and cognitive functioning.
    Usually, the first defense against this threat is medication, but not enough and carries risks like upset stomach or addiction. That is why more and more people are turning to acupuncture to relieve chronic pain.
    Science is slowly incorporating this ancient practice of Chinese medicine, although experts have not yet discovered why inserting needles into the skin helps relieve back pain, injury, and diseases such as fibromyalgia. According to some specialists, acupuncture blocks pain signals or stimulates the body to release painkillers.
    Several studies showed that patients who received acupuncture had less migraine or injury pain than those receiving standard drug treatments. Even when progress was modest, the great advantage of this practice was the lack of side effects. In addition, even if the needles are not placed exactly along the meridians (energy channels, according to Chinese tradition), patients receive equal benefits and if done correctly, this procedure causes little or no discomfort.
    Among its many benefits, Acupuncture helps to improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure, encourage the elimination of toxic products through the lymphatic system, improve muscle tone, prevent muscle atrophy, and reduce emotional stress.
    Scientists know that physical contact helps in reducing pain, although they do not know how this mechanism works. In addition, specialists argue that soft touch and acupuncture therapy decreases the production of cortisol, a stress-releasing hormone (in turn, associated with increased pain). However, despite all positive studies, experts are still not sure how many messages need to be applied or what type they should be before a particular pathology.
    MaxWell Medical is one of the best medical care facilities in New York with experienced health professionals whose mission is to provide personalized attention to patients. We are the expert in pain-relieving therapies and rehabilitation. We offer different solutions to improve your health with pain relieving treatments to improve the quality of your life. That is why we put at your service a magnificent portfolio of professionals to evaluate your symptoms and provide the best medical treatments.


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